Cleofes Ortiz – Violinista De Nueva Mexico




You’re invited to attend an ‘old time’ dance at the San Ysidro church in Corrales with beloved fiddle player, Cleofes Ortiz. Cleo, as he’s best known, likes to tell the stories of how he learned to play the fiddle as a youngster in Mexico at the turn of the century. He can be found playing in the traditional Mexican style at `bailles’ around New Mexico.

(view movie here:

La Cadena by Cleofes Ortiz and Friends, 1990:


One Response to “Cleofes Ortiz – Violinista De Nueva Mexico”

  1. Mike Says:

    One of his tunes sounds like a Stripling Brothers tune. I’ll find the track names.

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